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  • Waging Heavy Peace

  • A Hippie Dream
  • By: Neil Young
  • Narrated by: Keith Carradine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture generally in the last four decades. Reflective, insightful, and disarmingly honest, in Waging Heavy Peace he writes about his life and career. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his reemergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock & roll - this is Neil’s story told in his own words.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you might expect

  • By Colin on 06-09-14

Love the man, hate the book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-13

I love Neil young's music and it occupies a special place in my soul. He has also collaborated with a few of my other favorite artists so naturaly i was eager to learn more about him. The book however is a little like the man, mercurial. sometime great but as in this case often misguided. This book is boring and he goes on about the same trivialities and gives us lots of uninteresting fluff detail, like his trip around costco with his rich friends. There is little about the interesting parts of his life and there is little sex drugs and rock n roll. this is a poor book and i shall be asking for my money back

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